Retina 2021 Announces New Program Directors

Please Welcome Judy E. Kim, MD and Rishi P. Singh, MD

August 5, 2020

Thorofare, NJ – Retina 2021, held in conjunction with Hawaiian Eye each January, announces a change in leadership. After many years developing a superior program, Jay S. Duker, MD and Elias Reichel, MD will be turning over the program direction to two new Program Directors, Judy E. Kim, MD and Rishi P. Singh, MD. With Kim, Singh and the program committee’s leadership and expertise, returning and new attendees can expect an interactive, thought-provoking educational experience that will build upon the great 20-plus-year history of the meeting. Retina 2021 will take place on January 16-22 at the Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii.

“I first want to thank Dr. Jay Duker and Dr. Elias Reichel for their excellent stewardship of the program for over a decade,” said Rishi P. Singh, MD. “It’s my pleasure to continue their vision with Dr. Judy Kim as my co-chair to make this program even better for years to come.”

Retina 2021 offers retina specialists the opportunity to earn continuing medical education credits while advancing their retinal IQ. Known in the industry for attracting presenters who are top in their field and encouraging casual yet practice-enhancing dialogue, the meeting appeals to those seeking high-level learning in a low-key setting.

“It’s an exciting time to be a retina specialist, since there’s so much happening in our subspecialty — it also means imparting the knowledge and sharing of the most up to date information with our colleagues are more critical than ever to provide the best care to our patients,” said Judy E. Kim, MD. “Building on the excellence and the dedication of the previous Program Directors, Rishi and I will move the program forward with practical content provided by the best faculty. I will strive to have our attendees enjoy a first-rate educational experience in a casual setting, leaving the stress behind, relaxing and making beautiful memories in paradise!”

Judy E. Kim, MD will be the first female Program Director in the history of the Retina Meeting. She is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in Vitreoretinal and Surgery and the Director of Teleophthalmology and Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Rishi P. Singh, MD has been involved in the meeting for several years both on the faculty and planning committee. He’s currently the Staff Physician at the Cole Eye Institute’s Cleveland Clinic. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Clinical Systems Office Cleveland Clinic. He is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Hawaiian Eye and Retina 2021 have successfully grown into ophthalmology’s third largest meeting in the United States, offering separate courses and credits for retina specialists (CME), comprehensive ophthalmologists (CME), nurses/technicians (CNE/JCAHPO) and office administrators (COE). Running all four programs simultaneously provides practices the benefit of updating their whole team at the same time, same place and to share the same vision offered by a world-renowned faculty. Registration for both meetings is online at